129 US 192 Seibert v. United States

9 S.Ct. 271

129 U.S. 192

32 L.Ed. 643

SEIBERT, Collector of Cape Girardeau County,

January 21, 1889.

E. John Ellis, John Johns, and D. A. McKnight, for plaintiff in error.

Clinton Rowell, for defendant in error.


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The facts of this case are similar to those in Seibert v. Lewis, before the court at its October term, 1886, (122 U. S. 284, 7 Sup. Ct. Rep. 1190,) and it is admitted by the counsel for the plaintiff in error that the decision there, if adhered to, will control here. He, however, asks us to reconsider our rulings, and reverse our former judgment. We see no reason to justify such reconsideration and change of position. The very elaborate argument of counsel is but a re-presentation of the reasons originally offered against the decision in that and analogous cases. Seibert v. Lewis was very carefully and elaborately considered, and to the doctrines there announced we adhere. Upon its authority the judgment of the court below must be affirmed, and it is so ordered.